Sea Bathing Facilities
We are delighted to offer our clients the possibility of swimming in the nearby Marine Reserve of the Lido Galomar Beach in Canico De Baixo.
For a discounted price, our clients can enjoy this sheltered bay with its crystal clear water and unique lava finger rock which has been recognized as one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in Madeira Island. During the year, there are frequent visits of a friendly monk seal, a protected species in Madeira's Marine Reserves.
With year-round water temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees it is always swimming season under the watchful eyes of the lifeguards.
A lava finger in the middle of the bay measuring about 70 m wide and 30 m deep projects into the sea making it an ideal area for snorkelling and diving.
Tropical fish like parrot fish, puffer fish, trumpet fish, moray eels, octopuses and seahorses can be seen even when snorkelling.
The Manta Diving Center is located here and provides not only snorkelling gear and diving equipment, but also provides the appropriate courses.
You can explore the entire marine park and the bay with rental sea-kayaks. (Note: Motor boats, jet skis and other motorized vehicles are not allowed inside the marine reserve - only the diving boat is allowed to approach the bay for pick-up / drop-off purposes when diving in other locations.)
Tickets are available at the Casa Velha reception.